Why should I pay for something already available for free?

As with any piece of commercial software, consumers at some point ask the question, what value-add does this product bring to the table and, will the juice be worth the squeeze? Because if time is money, then I can only assume that money is also money. Businesses want to know they are not paying for something already available within their IT staff’s existing bag of tricks.

I do concede most tasks in the realm of windows administration can be accomplished using one or more “free” methods. However, there is often a less obvious cost in terms of extra man-hours and loss in productivity which should also be considered.

This video explores the Administrator’s Dilemma, as it relates to improving network security, and some of the shortcoming of utilizing traditional solutions.

Thanks for your time and feel free to reply with any questions or comments.

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